Family Law: New Legislation Effective Jan 1, 2018

CS/CS/SB 590: Child Support and Parenting Time Plans

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Judiciary ; Brandes ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Stargel ; Gibson ; Campbell

Child Support and Parenting Time Plans; Authorizing the Department of Revenue to establish parenting time plans agreed to by both parents in Title IV-D child support actions; providing the purpose and requirements for a Title IV-D Standard Parenting Time Plan; requiring the department to refer parents who do not agree on a parenting time plan to a circuit court; authorizing the department to incorporate either a signed, agreed-upon parenting time plan or a signed Title IV-D Standard Parenting Time Plan in a child support order, etc. APPROPRIATION: $1,041,126.00

Effective Date: 1/1/2018
Last Action: 6/16/2017 – Chapter No. 2017-117
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



The Caucus Volume 1 – 2017

Please take a moment to review FAPM’s newsletter, The Caucus. Compiled with submissions from the membership, interesting developments from the regulatory bodies and updates from the FAPM staff, it’s always a pleasant read.


The Caucus Volume 1 2017

2016 DRC CME Library


The 2016 DRC Library is now available under the “Resources” tab. Select “Resources” and then “Resource Library.” Scroll to the bottom of the page to see all the of the collection. Alternatively, we’ve provided a direct link here. (If you need assistance on using the library, check out our video tutorial here.)

Link to: 2016 DRC CME Library List

CMEs on the High Seas!

Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual CME Cruise Conference on March 16-20, 2017 on Royal Caribbean’s “Brilliance of the Seas”sailing from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico. This year’s conference features nationally recognized presenters, thought provoking and timely general plenary sessions and a wide selection of individual workshops. This conference is anticipated to attract at least 100 conflict resolution practitioners from diverse backgrounds who come to learn from and share ideas with other professionals in the field.

Link to Full Description

CME Cruise!

The Academy is proud to present an opportunity to mix business with pleasure! Earn 8 Live CME credits and enjoy all that Royal Caribbean has to offer on this 3 Night Bahamas cruise.
Conference Rate is now: $50.00/ Member OR $90.00/Non-Member


(Booked Guests will receive an email notification with a payment link for the Conference)
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